View Full Version : cheapest/slowest way to send books from Ireland/UK/Great Britain to Canada

October 10th, 2006, 09:45 PM
I am looking into receiving books from Ireland to me in Canada. The only thing I know so far is called
"Royal Mail". They charge about 10 for 2 kg boxes. That's surface delivery - up to 6 weeks.

The total I'm looking into receiving is more than 2 kg. Maybe more like 10 kg, or more, of books. I'm in no rush to receive the items, and would like the cheapest possible method of shipment.

Do you guys know?

Please advise.

Also, does Canada tax used books?

October 10th, 2006, 10:03 PM
Even if I have to wait 6 months, it is okay with me.

October 10th, 2006, 10:09 PM
Try http://www.interparcel.com/

Start browsing- http://forums.ebay.co.uk/thread.jspa?threadID=1100033616&tstart=0&mod=1159631778903

October 10th, 2006, 10:13 PM
Dear Mips,
Thank you. We will look into interparcel.com and the ebay link you gave.

October 10th, 2006, 10:14 PM
Stupid question, what books are these that they cannot be purchaced in Canada. The cost of shipping might just outstrip the value of the books.

October 13th, 2006, 07:38 AM
thanks for the question.
The books can be aquired here in Canad. It's just that the books are used and therefore cheaper. I don't think the person who's selling them to me is going to be making profit from me. In a way, I think he's just doing me a favor.

This is why I'm looking to see if it's cheaper, after shipping is added in, whether to push through with this plan.

October 13th, 2006, 07:43 AM
there's also www.parcel2go.com

To Canada
0-10kg 37.99.
11 - 25kg 61.99
26 to 70kg 131.99.

0% vat. But subject to fuel surcharge.

But is there nothing cheaper?

October 13th, 2006, 11:08 AM
scan and email them...